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A Long Petal of the Sea
A Novel
By (author): Isabel Allende Translated by: Nick Caistor Translated by: Amanda Hopkinson
9780593157497 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Apr 06, 2021
$23.00 CAD
Active 5.14 x 7.98 x 0.75 in | 0.59 lb 368 pages Ballantine Ballantine Books
From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a new place to call home.

In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, they embrace their exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, Roser and Victor face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.

Story Locale: 1930s-1990s Spain and Chile

Publication History: Ballantine HC (1/20)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Debuting at #8, it spent 6 weeks on the hardcover list.

HONORS AND AWARDS: Allende has received 15 honorary doctorates, the PEN Center Lifetime Achievement Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (tinyurl.com/y3e7lp2h), the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

PRAISE FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Isabel Allende has transfixed readers worldwide with her extraordinary storytelling…With creativity and conviction,Allende continues to move and delight the world.”—President Barack Obama

RANDOM HOUSE BOOK CLUB SELECTION WITH GUIDE INSIDE: Featuring a book discussion guide focused on themes such as how the plight of the refugees in the novel resonates with today’s world.

DEVOTED HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST: Founder of The Isabel Allende Foundation, which has awarded grants to more than 100 nonprofits worldwide. The program is funded directly by the income Allende receives from her books.

TED TALK SPEAKER: Her talks on leading a passionate life have over 8 million views (www.ted.com/talks/isabel_allende_tells_tales_of_passion)

AUTHOR CONNECTION TO THE NOVEL: Salvador Allende, cousin of the author and one-time President of Chile, is a character.

LITTLE-KNOWN REAL LIFE-HOOK: Poet Pablo Neruda commissioned a ship to bring Spanish refugees to safety in Chile.

Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

Author Residence: California

Author Hometown: Born in Peru and raised in Chile

Marketing: National advertising campaign

Major book club outreach

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Random House e-newsletters and websites



Author Website: IsabelAllende.com

“Majestic…both timeless and perfectly timed for today…Allende’s assured prose vividly evokes her fictional characters [and] historical figures…seamlessly juxtaposing exile with homecoming, otherness with belonging, and tyranny with freedom.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A tale that is seductively intimate and strategically charming…a virtuoso of lucidly well-told, utterly enrapturing fiction…Allende deftly addresses war, displacement, violence, and loss in a novel of survival and love under siege.”Booklist (starred review)

A Long Petal of the Sea is a rich and transportive novel, epic in scope, about finding love and finding home.”PopSugar
 
“An absorbing story.”—AARP
 
“An immersive read about love and survival.”Real Simple
 
“Isabel Allende has time and again proven herself a master of magical realism. Her latest novel… serves as a paean to human love and endurance.”Elle
 
“Allende fans have been waiting with bated breath for her latest novel, and A Long Petal of the Sea doesn’t disappoint.”Marie Claire
 
“The wondrous Isabel Allende is back, doing what she does best.”Read It Forward
 
“In addition to being well-researched historical fiction, it also parallels current issues.”Book Riot
 
“Powerfully told, this is a soaring, inspirational tale.”The Orange County Register

“Allende…has deftly woven fact and fiction, history and memory, to create one of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in her long career.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“Allende’s latest…marks a return to the time and setting of the book that jump-started her literary career, The House of the Spirits, but with far less supernatural elements and a more expansive engagement of revolution, exile and the determination of the human spirit….  A page-turning story rich with history and surprising subplots that keep the novel unpredictable to the end.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea gets to the heart of immigrant struggle…. [It] begins, as it ends, with the heart…. Victor and Roser’s story is compelling…. Allende’s prose is both commanding and comforting. The author writes eloquently on the struggle of letting go of one culture to embrace a new one and shows that one’s origin story is not the whole story…. While debate and policy surround the issues of refugees and immigration, Allende reminds us that these issues, at their core, are made up of individuals and their love stories.” —USA Today

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